Santana improves Twins' starting rotation, gives team options
the two largest free agent contracts in franchise history. Both of those lucrative deals went to starting pitchers: Ricky Nolasco last offseason, and Ervin Santana this past weekend. That's a total of $103 million spent on two starters in the
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spending big money on a free agent starter. Santana's reported deal is slightly more than what they paid to sign Ricky Nolasco last offseason, who's first year with Minnesota was a forgettable one. The Twins' starting rotation had the worst
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starts for the Braves last year. The Twins spent aggressively on starting pitching last winter, signing free agents Ricky Nolasco ($49 million), Phil Hughes ($24 million) and Mike Pelfrey ($11 million), who had previously joined the team
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119-100. The money the Twins are reportedly giving Santana is slightly more than they paid to sign right-hander Ricky Nolasco last offseason. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million deal which, at the time, was the largest free agent
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Ron Gardenhire on Ricky Nolasco's outing after the loss.
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pitching! Obviously the starting rotation was a top priority in free agency last winter, and the Twins went out and got Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in an effort to bolster the rotation. While the Hughes signing looked like a bargain in 2014 (or
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Rosenthal Ervin Santana is more durable than Matt Garza, more reliable than Ubaldo Jimenez and flat-out better than Ricky Nolasco . Each of those pitchers received four-year, free-agent contracts between $48 million and $50 million last offseason
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his checkbook as the team signed several free-agent pitchers. The Twins spent $49 million to ink right-hander Ricky Nolasco to a four-year deal in what was the richest free-agent contract in team history. Minnesota also locked in right-hander
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Joe Mauer on his 3-run homer and Ricky Nolasco after the win.